Denver Nuggets offer five-year, $50 million contract to JaVale McGee
The Nuggets continue to pursue restricted free-agent center JaVale McGee, who has a five-year, $50 million offer on the table, a source said. But McGee's representatives don't appear to be in a hurry to get a deal done and will continue to negotiate. The Nuggets can match any offer another NBA team would make to McGee, 24. In the 20 regular-season games he played for the Nuggets last season, the 7-footer averaged 10.3 points and 5.8 rebounds and made five starts. In the seven-game playoff series against the Lakers, he averaged 9.6 rebounds, 8.6 points and 3.1 blocked shots. He scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in Game 5. The Nuggets acquired McGee in a trade with the Wizards for Nene. The price of NBA big men keeps going up. The Nets, now based in Brooklyn, resigned Brook Lopez this week to a four-year contract worth $60 million. Lopez, 24, has career averages of 17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. The Pacers resigned all-star center Roy Hibbert, 25, to a four-year contract worth $58 million.
I dont know how you guys will react to this ... but im thinking WTF. GM's are using money on players that arn't worth it, its ridiculous. Not to say that Mcgee isn't good or anything, he has great atleticism and blocks sots well etc , but come on , there are plenty of players that are worth more than Mcgee that don't get near the offer that he has got. What do you think ?
It's just the cost for a legitimate center, plus he showed the Nuggets in his short time with him that he can really play.
Now let's see how many bloopers $50 Million can get'cha lol
this a very simillar deal they gave Nene when he become a free agent, but Nene's was for a year more since thats what the CBA and that was when the guy missed majority of the year since he had an operation to beat cancer.
I just don't understand how Lopez got signed to a contract worth so much when the guy has been on the decline as of late and can't manage to grab 8 rebounds a game for a starting center as well as play defense at all. I understand the Hibbert signing as he has improved immensely and was an Allstar and can be a premier center in the league, but the Lopez signing makes me shake my head. McGee has all the potential in the world, it just all has to pan out, and George Karl has the ability to tap that potential. The fast paced Nuggets offense is also well suited to his abilities of getting up and down the court. I say a 4 year 60 million contract is way too high, but the proposed offers out there for Big Men are crazy now a days.
It's not just these days that big men make far too much, it's been happening for a while.
Jim McIlvaine : Sonics management offered a seven-year, $33.6 million free-agent contract to McIlvaine, who was at the time an unproven second-year player coming off a season in which he averaged only 2.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and two blocks per game for the Washington Bullets
Big Country Reeves : six-year, $61.8 million contract extension...he was ok, injuries ended his career early
My favorite recent example is when Dallas didn't want to spend the money to re-sign Steve Nash and instead gave it to...Erick Dampier. His best year in Dallas he averaged 9.2ppg and 8.5rpg. The best contribution he made to Dallas was to get traded for Tyson Chandler who helped them win the championship. As you already know Steve Nash went on to win two MVP trophies.
Centers getting overpaid for being tall is not a new epidemic. These are just three quick examples off the top of my head there are certainly many more.
Wow, I'm glad that Washington didn't hold on to him if he was going to ask for that kind of money. 50 million for a guy that can't set a decent pick, rotate on D,guard pick n rolls, block shots without fouling or goaltending a lot, and been playing backup half his career and hasn't develop any offensive go to moves in the post besides some Kareem-like hook shot that goes in on a good night?? Oh well I have a feeling the Nuggets will do a lot better job at developing McGee but whatever potential he has, he wasn't gonna reach it in DC.
Albatross in the making. Million dollar talent, ten cent brain.
Denver will be the winner if this deal goes thru...I mean look at what Deandre gets,ASIK gets,Chandler gets, and almost every solid Bigman in this league you will realize that what Javale gets you is 15,10 3 if given the right minutes and alot of upise too... I see him in allstar games in couple of years...Incredible athleticism
As I been saying all along, he's legit, all he needs is some teaching and the right coaching, good deal.
Denver Great Coach. McGee is perfect for that fast uptempo offense. His post game needs some serious work but he's been working out with Hakeem olajuwon to improve on that part of his game in Washington he never came close to reaching his full potential in Denver McGee will play the best B-Ball of his career without the bone head Shaqtin a fool plays
Jon Koncak started this. The Pistons gave him a huge (for that time) offer sheet and the Hawks matched. ... they probably shouldn't have matched. lol
McGee could be worth it. Maybe the Rockets should go after him, keep all their young players and their draft picks, then use some of the extra money (Javale contract minus Dwight contract plus the money left over from amnestying Luis Scola) on another free agent.
They could have McGee and Asik at center with Royce White, Patrick Patterson, and Terrence Jones at the 4/3 spots. Chandler Parsons looks like their small forward for the future with Jeremy Lamb and Kevin Martin at the 2. Not much at point guard but I think they could sign some guys. I think they could trade Kevin Martin (to the Bulls?) and get some guys in return. They could use their own pick or the Raptors pick and get a point guard if they couldn't get a legit point guard for Kevin Martin. Or let Kevin Martin's contract expire at the end of the year and go after some free agents. ... James Harden would be a great fit. Or they could do a sign and trade for Andrew Bynum.
I have been saying the same thing since Free Agency started, summer of over paying.
Damn, that contract is so big it's silly. I'm glad the Wizards didn't keep him either, that is way too much money, even for a talent like him.
I understand trying to get a big man with potential under contract. But at $10 million a year, you have to compare that contract with other players in the league. Rondo is only set to make $11 million next season.
I just don't understand what makes big man more valuable in today's league. I love the center position, its my favorite position and always has been. But in today's game, its no longer centered around the big man. I hate that but its the truth. To say your going to give McGee almost the same money as Rondo is crazy. They are on two different levels.
DeAndre Jordan got the same contract and I dont remember you guys throwing a fit over that
Both McGee and his Mommy said last year that they thought he was a Max Player..Thats 1 of the reasons why Washington traded him..If he can play an entire 82 game season,like he played in the playoffs.Then i say pay him and his mommy....
McGee should be looking for a part of the recent tv deal Shaq got for his new show,debuting ton TRU-TV this fall...Based on the Shaqin a Fool segment,which mostly was filled with McGee's Antics.....